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The 10 largest container ports in the world

The 10 largest container ports in the world

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An infographic released by The World Shipping Council shows the 10 largest ports by TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) volume as of 2014, with a comparison of container throughput in 2013 for each port. 1. Shanghai, China For the first time in 2010, the Shanghai port was declared the largest port in the world. The China-based harbour overtook Singapore port and handled 29.05 million TEU's, leaving Singapore's behind with a half million TEU's. In 2014, Shanghai port set a historic record with over 35 million TEU's handled. 2. Singapore Built in 1819, the Singapore Port counts as an economic backbone because of Singapore's lack in land and natural resources. The harbor plays a vital role when it comes to the importation of natural resources, and the re-exporting of elaborated prod...